Why AirSafe

The AirSafe receiver hitch is robustly constructed, allowing greatly reduced shock transference between your towing vehicle and the connected trailer, caravan or vehicle. This feature ensures a smoother ride for you and your cargo. AirSafe hitches also employ the latest airbag technology to absorb any shock to the suspension between the trailer connections and the towing vehicle. Whether you’re driving over rail lines or rocky terrain AirSafe hitches ensure a safer and smoother ride.

AirSafe receiver hitch ensures -

Reduced Energy Consumption

AirSafe trailer hitches are manufactured to ensure a balance between the towing vehicles and trailer. Meaning that the inertia between the trailer and vehicle is reduced allowing you to break and manoeuvre with ease. These heavy-duty hitches work to make your towing experience so steady that it will even decrease your fuel usage.

Maximum Weight Carrying Capacity

The weight carrying capacity is undoubtedly one of the most significant factors in determining which trailer hitch to choose. Attaching the right AirSafe tow hitch to your vehicle, will ensure a proper weight distribution and maximise your weight carrying capacity. When selecting your tow hitch, be sure consult with the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of your vehicle to ensure you’re safely within your weight carrying capacity.

Improved Ride Quality

Using patented technology, the trailer hitch eliminates up to most of the surging and jerking, between the two connecting units. This provides an easy to manage ride when towing caravan or trailer. The traditional rigid connection between the towing vehicle and the trailer hitch receiver section results in the transference of shock throughout the towing vehicle. With our AirSafe Hitch design, up to 90% of this shock is reduced giving you a smooth and comfortable ride every time.

Vehicle Durability

With an influx of new additions and trailer and receiver hitch accessories, trailers are getting more massive by the day. To protect the durability of your vehicle, AirSafe employs an omnidirectional system. This system works to evenly distribute weight, reducing shock in both vehicle and trailer or caravan. Moreover, AirSafe hitches are engineered to create separation, between both components. This is achieved through the use of an industrial-strength airbag, guaranteeing that your vehicle will last.

Assurance of Overall Driving Safety

Using the incorrect tow hitch for your vehicle can often lead to catastrophic results as both tow vehicle and trailer can sustain damages. Losing traction while driving on uneven road conditions is the main cause of many accidents. AirSafe trailer hitches make it their mission to provide a safer ride. With 90% of drivers reporting a smoother ride, 75% reporting a safer tow and a 10 times reduction on driver fatigue!

FAQ

Q1. Why should I consider installing AirSafe hitch?

AirSafe Hitch is the best automotive accessory for your vehicle, providing safety and comfort with its ability to handle smoothly. With the variable height and weight distribution adjustment systems, AirSafe Hitch makes the journey more manageable with less wear and tear on both the vehicle and trailer. The exclusive AirSafe hitch technology increases fuel mileage by allowing a smoother ride.

Q2. How to pick the right AirSafe hitch for my vehicle?

Before you purchase the right trailer hitch from AIRSAFE, you need to know: the max tow capacity of your vehicle along with the coupler socket size, total trailer weight and tongue weight. Gross trailer weight is the entire weight of your trailer and tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by the tongue of the trailer. It’s important to take correct measurements of gross trailer weight and tongue weight before purchasing your trailer hitch from AirSafe.

We recommend not to exceed 75% of the hitch rating for your particular application. The car and the trailer combined should always be within the limits of Gross Combined Mass (GCM). Our AirSafe hitches work the best when they are in the 50-75% capacity range, for the maximum movement flexibility of your vehicle and the smoothest ride.

Q3. How will AirSafe Hitch help make your ride smoother than before

When a trailer's weight is more than 50% of the driving vehicle’s weight, your trailer will sway. Trailers also sway if there is too much weight in the back, extreme wind or improper suspension in the spring bar. Without proper weight distribution, drivers risk accidents like loss of steering control or sagging in the tow vehicle. 

An anti-sway hitch is needed to control the trailer and to reduce the sway effectively. AirSafe hitches have integrated sway control technology built-in, not allowing restriction when turning or backing up. AirSafe trailer hitches create a bridge between the tow vehicle and trailer, distributing the weight evenly to the axles of both vehicles and ensuring you a safe and comfortable ride.

Sway reducing equipment depends on friction to prevent your trailer from shifting, and it will only commence work once swaying begins. The sway eliminating device applies tension on your trailer to make it move in a straight line.


Q4. Can I install AirSafe hitch by myself?

Most AirSafe hitches can be installed alone, however, in some cases, you may need the help of one or two others.

Installing an AirSafe receiver hitch only takes a minute or two as its design easily allows it to slide into the receiver.

Q5. Do I need brakes on my trailer or caravan?

Most caravans and large trailers are legally required to have brakes. Braking systems may differ from state to state, but in general, the laws are same across Australia.

Any caravan or trailer loaded with more than 750kg Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) are obligated to have either hydraulic or electric brakes. An adequate braking system is essential to ensure the safety of the caravan tow hitch.

Q6. Should a caravan be level when towing?

Weight may not be a big factor while towing a caravan at a constant speed, on a level road. However, even a small caravan which is loaded heavily can affect engine power when travelling through hilly terrain. Whenever a vehicle is towing a trailer which has its back-down and fronts up, a problem of weight transfer exists. This means that there is more weight in the rear and less weight on the front wheels.

For the maximum stability, safety, and vehicle control, both the caravan and towing vehicle should be kept level with the use of an adjustable tow hitch.

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